Henry S. Cole, Ph. D., founded Henry S. Cole & Associates, Inc. in 1993. He has a long and distinguished career as an environmental scientist and leader. Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience, skill and credentials as a scientist and environmental leader.

Cole received a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1969. His dissertation involved the reconstruction of past climates and his minor was geology. He obtained his B.S. with High Honors from Rutgers University - College of Agriculture. He attained membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi (Honorary Research Society). Majors included soil science and meteorology.

During the 1970's, Dr. Cole was an Associate Professor of Environmental Earth Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In this capacity he:

  • Conducted a research program in air pollution meteorology and photochemical oxidants
  • Founded several environmental organizations
  • Was a member of the Wisconsin State Air Pollution Control Council
  • Served as an environmental advisor to former Congressman Les Aspin

Cole also was Professor of Environmental Studies at Howard University (1979-1980).

From 1977-1983, Dr. Cole served as a senior scientist and section chief with U.S. EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards. In this capacity, he directed several programs that used air quality models to develop control strategies for stationary source, urban and regional air pollution problems.

Dr. Cole served as Science Director of Clean Water Action from 1983 to 1992. In this role he helped lead national coalitions working to strengthen Superfund, and to promote waste reduction and recycling over disposal. In addition, he:

  • Authored a series of reports alerting the public to the nation's mercury contamination problem -- its extent, sources and solutions. The reports received widespread media coverage and spurred successful campaigns to reduce mercury use and emissions.
  • Authored a series of reports on EPA's Superfund Cleanup Program and testified frequently before the U.S. Congress on ways to improve the hazardous waste site cleanup program.
  • Provided technical and strategic assistance to dozens of community organizations, corporations, and municipal governments in their efforts to obtain protective cleanups of Superfund sites and other hazardous waste and environmental release sites.

References and Publications List provided on request.